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good morning, america. trapped. big scare in the air. a thrill ride turning into a nightmare. riders dangling hundreds of feet in the air after a major malfunction. stranded for hours before a dramatic rescue. and it's not the first time. romney hits reset. taking on tough questions, as he tries to move past those secret tapes. but getting booed by the crowd. he claims his campaign is now about the 100%. can he get it back on track? tebow revealed. the football superstar like you've never seen him before. opening up in a candid, new interview. already talking about life after football. why he wants to go into politics. and what he's looking for in a woman. ♪ ain't no mountain high enough ♪ robin's journey. a big day as she gets ready to have her transplant this morning.
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what she wants everyone to know today. >> i feel the love. and i thank you for it. thank you. >> and her brand-new message to all of team robin right now. good morning, america. josh is off today, as well. great to have elizabeth and amy here. and we all know it is a very big day for robin. you just saw her right there. she gets her transplant this morning. and, sam, i know you had a chance to visit with her yesterday. >> she is in remarkable spirits, gang. i mean, she really is. and a bone marrow transplant recipients consider this day today, an important one. a lot of them call it their birthday. it's when they get the new cells into their body. she's embracing it and
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celebrating it. >> even though she's had intense chemotherapy, she looks good. >> incredible. >> really does. that's a good sign, too. >> and spirits are high? >> spirits are up. >> now, invite the new marrow in. make yourself at home. >> exactly. >> get comfortable. we need you to stick around. >> reproduce. take hold. we're going to talk to robin's doctor later this half hour. we're going to get a full update on her season and what lies ahead in the next 30 days. the big headline on the economy this morning. is the housing market on the rebound? are we on the road to recovery? we'll have that just ahead, as well. and where's katy perry? the superstar sending out this mysterious picture. it looks like she's on top of the world. is this a start of a whole, new chapter for the singer? what is that picture trying to say? >> that's a beautiful picture. we're going to get to the race to the white house. 47 days until the final votes. and mitt romney is trying to escape the firestorm from that secret video. his team has set a new strategy. will it work? it's "your voice, your vote." david muir has more from miami, where romney faced some tough questions on univision last night.
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good morning, david. >> reporter: good morning, george. and mitt romney needs more support from his fan base if he's going to pull this off in november. and as you mentioned overnight here, facing some tough questions from our friends at univision. on the 47% of immigration. and what if one of his own sons, one of his grandchildren, was gay? in front of a crucial audience, hispanic voters, our partners at univision, asked romney about that 47%. >> translator: some may say you are dividing the united states and underestimating 47% of the population. >> first of all, this is a campaign about heel. ing people who need help. and right now, the people who are poor in this country need help getting out of poverty. >> reporter: romney was asked about the young people, brought to this country illegally by their parents. president obama allowing them to stay for now. romney was asked, would he? >> for those that are already here, and are undocumented, and
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brought here by their parent, and therefore are illegal aliens in this country, my view is we should put in place a permanent solution. >> reporter: but he did not offer what that solution would be. telling me in the primaries that those here illegally should go home and get to the back of the line. >> are you going to deport them or not? i'm not clear. >> i have some friends apparently, not in favor of a deportation, mass deportation effort. rounding up 12 million people. i believe people make their own choices, as to whether they want to go home. that's what i mean by self-deportation. >> reporter: and this question on same-sex marriage. >> translator: if one of your children, or grandchildren, or relatives, if they are gay and want to get married, what is your advice for them? >> my kids are all married. so, i'd be surprised. [ applause ] but i have grandchildren. and i love my children and i love my grandchildren. and i would, of course, want them to be happy. my view is this, that
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individuals should be able to pursue a relationship of love and respect and raise a family, as they would choose. >> reporter: mitt romney went on to say that he would preserve the term marriage as a relationship between a man and a woman. to put this in perspective, as you know, romney is polling about 26% with hispanics. four years ago, mccain had 31% and was still not enough to win. the romney campaign telling me, they know they have ground to make up here. >> he has to get the numbers up, david. let's get more on the new strategy from abc's jon karl in washington. i like how politico summed up the new strategy, more mitt. >> reporter: that's right. and the bottom line, george, they have to get back on message. romney has lost control of his campaign over the last two weeks, not getting out his central message, which is the president has mishandled the campaign. and he has a plan to turn it around. here's what to look for. first of all, a much more aggressive campaign schedule. romney has been spending more time in closed fund-raisers than
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political rallies. that's about to change. florida today, a three-day bus tour throughout ohio with paul ryan. and a much sharper message in the advertising. believe it or not, the obama campaign has been outspending the romney campaign pretty dramatically over the last few weeks. >> that was a surprise. but the polls right now are so hard to read. you read some that suggest a one-point race, a tied race. the others show president obama pulling away. >> reporter: just yesterday, you had three major national polls come out. two of the polls showed obama with just a one-point lead. that's a statistical tie. and another poll showed an eight-point lead for the president. the view from boston, from romney headquarters, this is not as bad as it looks. this remains a very close race. but believe me, they know they have ground to make up. >> one thing they're not going to skimp on, debate prep. they know october 3rd is the big day. >> they see that as the biggest day of this campaign. >> jon karl, thanks very much. we're going to show president obama on univision
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tonight. mitt romney last night. president obama tonight, on univision. elizabeth? >> thanks, george. there's great news out on the economy. new home sales suggest the housing market is in better shape than it has been in years. and the financial markets are also on the rise. are we turning a corner? joining me now this morning is bianna golodryga. sales of new homes and construction of new homes. sales of existing homes, both are up. that's great news. >> reporter: great news. it looks like this recovery really has legs, elizabeth. let's take a look at the numbers we found out yesterday. sales of existing homes are up 9.3% since august of last year. that's the best since may of 2010. and that's when first-time home buyers were rushing to get that tax credit. in addition to existing homes, new home sales are up, as well. they had their best month in two years, as well. >> what's behind all this? >> reporter: home prices are finally starting to rise. they're starting to stabilize. over the last year, up 9.5%. that means that distressed-selling homes are
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starting to flee the market. we're seeing fewer of those. >> and there's hiring news that's promising as we go into the holiday season. people normally hire more workers. it's looking good. >> reporter: seasonal hiring is up. look at the numbers we heard from target and kohl's. 80,000 and 90,000 from target. 52,000 from kohl's. we're going to expect to hear more from other big companies as well. >> is that enough to change things? >> reporter: it's not. but retail had done well for the past few months. if it does do well going into the holidays, these jobs may turn into permanent jobs. >> all right, bianna golodryga, some good news on the economic front. let's go down to amy robach who has all of the morning headlines this morning. >> good morning, elizabeth. we begin with a big scare at a california amusement park. a ride getting stuck, stranding people hundreds of feet in the air for hours. >> it looks like those folks are temporarily stuck up high. >> reporter: more of a nightmare and less of a thrill for the people on the attraction, the
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windseeker, at knott's berry farm amusement park. the ride broke, leaving people over the amusement park for four hours. >> it stopped. and that was it. >> reporter: news helicopters hovered nearby, capturing the scene. >> it was really scary. and i was hoping that we would get down really soon. >> reporter: this was the windseeker's second malfunction just this month. back on september 7th, it also stalled. meanwhile, day turned to night. and riders dangled their legs, just hoping to get back on terra firma. >> the first half hour was rough on me. i have a fear of heights. i was on it because my husband wanted to train me to get over my fear of heights. by the end, i was. >> reporter: shortly before 8:00 p.m., the ride slowly started its descent to solid ground. >> i asked to have i survived the windseeker. i did survive it. >> no one was injured. the ride, as you might imagine, is closed now, until they can figure out what went wrong. now, the big story in washington. 14 justice department officials could lose their jobs after the release of a blistering report, blaming them for mishandling the
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gun trafficking operation known as "fast and furious." an investigation concludes hundreds of guns ended up in the hands of mexican drug gangs and criminals because of bad judgment and management failures. but the report clears attorney general eric holder, saying he was not told about the program. and new details about that prison break in mexico just across the texas border. police claimed the 132 prisoners had used this tunnel to escape on monday. but now, they admit the inmates actually walked out of the prison's front gate. 16 guards are accused of helping them. only three inmates have been recaptured. a close call at the scene of this car crash in texas. watch as an officer pushes a woman out of the way, right there. as an oncoming van slams into his cruiser, with only seconds to spare. the officer and the woman were not seriously injured. the van's driver has been charged with drunk driving. and speaking of close calls. a pro surfer got quite a scare during a competition in southern california. is that a dolphin? or is that a shark?
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he wasn't sure, neither were the thousands of spectators. who were understandably concerned. fortunately, the uninvited guest did not surface. one expert believes it was a blue nose dolphin. but it looks a lot scarier than that. i don't think any of us would stick around to find out. >> it looks like a shark. as a scuba diver, i learned the fin shapes very carefully. >> don't want it to be there, no matter what it is. >> on the beach, i want to be. now, to the man who is waking up a multimillionaire, thanks to the lawsuit that started with a bag of microwave popcorn. wayne watson scored a $7 million verdict after he says he developed what is known as popcorn lung, after eating two to three bags of microwave popcorn every day. abc's clayton sandell has the story. >> reporter: for wayne watson,
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popcorn went from delicious to almost deadly. when we first met him in 2007, watson was popcorn-obsessed. >> i have two bags a day, every day. >> reporter: every day for ten years, until his doctor diagnosed him with a rare disease, popcorn lung. >> you cannot blow air out. the very small airways become blocked with scar tissue and inflammation. >> reporter: popcorn lung is usually found in plant workers. exposed to hi levels of diacetyl, a flavoring that gives the popcorn its taste. watson sued the popcornmaker and the supermarket that sold it, claiming the companies never warned consumers that diacetyl was linked to alzheimer's disease, was dangerous. >> they thought no consumer would be exposed to enough of it to make a difference. well, they rolled the dice. and they lost. >> reporter: a jury agreed. on wednesday, awarding watson damages totalling $7.2 million. watson says he plans on giving money to charity. one thing he says he won't be doing is buying microwave popcorn.
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>> probably look like fairly healthy guy. but i only have, on a good day, about 53% lung capacity. >> reporter: many manufacturers no longer use diacetyl in microwave popcorn. glist glister-mary lee, the popcorn maker in this case, did not return calls for comment. but reportedly issued a statement, saying it was disappointed with the jury's decision. noting it has provided safe, quality microwave popcorn to consumers for two decades. for "good morning america," clayton sandell, abc news, denver. we turn to an important day for our friend, robin. in a few hours she begins her bone marrow transplant. it is a day robin is embracing because it means that healthier days are coming. we're going to hear more from that from her doctor in a moment. first, let's look at robin's journey. >> good morning, america. a thankful thursday. a.k.a., friday eve, i like to say. >> reporter: the last time we saw her on "gma," robin was full of gratitude. >> thank you all very, very much. >> reporter: in the night before
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she entered the hospital, our "gma" family gathered to lift her spirits. robin's been in the hospital for 11 days, with friends and family by her side. >> will this go home? >> reporter: eight days of intense chemotherapy have prepared her for today, transplant day. also known by many bone marrow recipients as their new birthday. on her new birthday, robin has a message for us. >> this journey is as much about the mind as it is the body. the thoughts. thoughts are so powerful. you have to change the way you think, in order to change the way you feel. you have to change the way you think, in order to change the way you feel. and let me say this lastly, i feel the love. and i thank you for it. thank you. ♪ ♪ it ain't gonna last forever
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♪ things can only get better ♪ this is going to make you stronger ♪ ♪ gone ma make -- gonna make you stronger ♪ >> the love will keep on coming, robin. joining us now, is dr. gail roboz. in that piece, i described what robin has been through the last week. intensive chemotherapy. much more intense than what she had earlier in the summer. >> that's right. george, we could see in watching robin over the summer, she looked fantastic. she was having an easy time with it. that was mds-directed treatment. that was to mow the lawn. get rid of as many mds cells as possible. boost the bone marrow and get things ready for the transplant. this type of therapy over the last week has been much more intensive. this isn't just mowing the lawn. it's not getting rid of the weeds on top. it's digging down deeper and really trying to empty out the bone marrow cells and get rid of immune system cells so that the new ones from sally-ann can come on in.
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>> tuesday, 18 hours of chemotherapy. >> lots of chemotherapy. it's very intensive. and think that, we can see, robin looks great. she's a powerhouse. but she feels crummy. her mouth hurts. she has a headache that won't quit. nothing tastes right. it's hard to get up and even move around in the room. this is somebody who is used to 50-hour days. an athlete with tremendous stamina. it's powerful to hear her say that reading a few e-mails or sitting up in bed is a lot of work. >> in a few hours, a brand-new phase. the transplant begins. you're working with dr. sergio giralt, at sloan-kettering. and you're going to put the new bone marrow cells. >> we're going to put in the new bone marrow cells. this is the rebuilding phase. we've been in the kind of tearing down phase, getting everything ready to accept the new cells. but it's not instant. and a lot of people are thinking, okay. we got here. it's today. slam those new cells in and we're done.
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we're not done. rebuilding is not immediate. it takes weeks to months. >> that's why they call this a birthday. >> that's right. that's right. you don't go from newborn to 10 years old right away. it takes time. i think we all have to appreciate that it's not going to be immediate. these cells have to swim around. there are millions of them being infused today into robin. they have to find out where they want to go. and they have to rebuild her entire blood-forming and immune system. >> and the next big marker is 30 days and 100 days. >> 30 days gets us to we hope that we see nice, normal blood counts. we hope that we can stop supporting her with things through the i.v. because her systems are up and running. but it still doesn't mean she feels like robin again. it's still very early. we're hoping at that point approximately she'll be able to get out of the hospital. but there's still a long process after that, of fully regaining her strength. and of fully regaining all of the power that she needs to be back here. >> but it all begins today. and so far, everything going as well as could be hoped for? >> everything is going great. medically speaking, everything
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is going fantastically. i think she misses her mom a lot. and i think it's been really hard to go through this. she said yesterday, that this is the first hard thing that she's had to go through without her mom. i think that's been a real challenge. but she is a trooper and fighting through it and doing very, very well. >> we know that. dr. gail roboz, thank you very much. sam? >> hey, george. i know she has faith in that team. and you can see why. that medical team, she believes in them. if you want to send robin a note, she reads those twitters. send her a note. let her know how you feel today. we're going to start with some pictures, by the way. these are the forest fires going up in the northwest. this has been a very big season. we have 35 uncontained large fires burning right now. as far as the big season goes, 8.6 million acres of land burned in this country in this fire season. it's not just the winner of the most land burned in any season since we've been keeping records. it tops it by 30%. we have two more months of the burn season here. we're going to have a problem
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with the big area of high pressure setting up and staying windy, hot and dry into the northwest. here's where the cooler temperatures are this morning. 55 in new york. we're looking at low temperatures by the time we get to thursday here. 51 by the time we get to boston. bradford, 35. it's a real chill in this air. be prepared for that.
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ne of the next half hour, we'll talk a little bit more about one florida > coming up onts on the board. florida getting a lot of rain today. for coming up on "gma," grounds for divorce. he woman whose husband allegedly hired a hitman. could she really be thinking back?taking him back? ar from her.rom her. and new trouble for lindsay lohan. the actress accused of leaving lo leascene of an accident, after hitting a pedestrian. just days after going off on strian.bynes. >> plus, tim tebow, like you've never seen him before. tebow,ar quarterback on life fore. football. and what he's really looking for n a woman. and where in the world is katy perry? in a world istar, dropping hints.
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hit luis hernandez in the chest. police are trying to determine a motive. oakland police investigating a separate shooting near mills college women in a car were injured by gunfire last night on seminary avenue. >> sue is following the traffic. a rough one on the peninsula, "sig alert" still issued north 101 overturn blocking two left lanes, southbound slow, northbound very slow traffic from the lawrence expressway. drive times right now, 101 is slow northbound, 580 off the altamont pass and 880 past the coll seem. >> when we
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♪ ooimt wide awake not only wide awake, but ready to fly. katy perry on top of the world. the pop superstar sending out a mysterious photo. you see it right there. new clues she's setting out on her own eat, pray and love journey. we'll have more on that just ahead. good morning, america. josh is off. great to have elizabeth and amy here, as well. >> great to be here. this morning, we've been talking about robin. this is a big day for her. today, her bone marrow transplant. and this is "stronger" from her playlist. that song by mandisa. we'll be broadcasting songs from her playlist. >> her favorite song to lift her spirits and keep her positive. it's what's going on in your head that will help heal your heart. and the rest of your body follow through. and we're getting messages from all over this morning, including
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from our friends at channel 7, wls, the flagship station in chicago. look at them with signs for robin. it's really great they're doing that. and this half hour, we have a special "play of the day" that will make everybody on team robin laugh. i guarantee it. >> for the latest on robin's progress, you can go to -- to learn a lot more and keep up to date on robin. keep those messages coming in. >> they mean a lot. tim tebow's opening up this morning. he has a candid, new interview. what's next for the superstar as he's bulking up. what he thinks of eva longoria's new man. teammate mark sanchez. have they made friends yet? >> eva longoria might be his ideal woman. >> not for tim tebow. he's not going steal the girlfriend. >> he's a nice guy. >> he is a good guy. >> let's not start rumors. please. please. also ahead on the show, katie couric is here with an exclusive interview on a subject she feels so strongly about. she's bringing that to us live
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in the show. >> all right. first, that bizarre story out of texas about a wealthy businessman charged with hiring a hitman to kill his wife. she survived the failed murder attempt. and now, her husband says he wants her back. but is she ready to reconcile? our station wfaa spoke exclusively to nancy howard. and abc's ryan owens is in dallas with the very latest on this strange story. good morning, ryan. >> reporter: she's a wife in court seeking a divorce. one look at her face will tell you why. nancy howard was shot in the eye last month, as she stood in her driveway. allegedly by a hitman hired by her husband. she told our dallas station wfaa how she survived. >> i prayed through the whole incident. i called on god to save me. and he did. >> reporter: the mother of three was in a coma for days. the bullet that destroyed her eye lodged in her lung. remarkably, just a month later,
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she walked into court to face her husband, frank howard. prosecutors say the successful accountant who sang in his church's choir had a secret life. and allegedly paid a series of hitmen $100,000 to off his wife so he could be with his mistress in california. howard admits to the affair but denies he wanted his wife dead. he's pleaded not guilty to criminal solicitation. >> it's the theater of the absurd that the police are buying into. yes, of course. we get a not guilty and he will move on with his life. >> reporter: a life he hopes will still include his wife. frank howard wore his wedding ring to the divorce hearing. and his attorney dropped this bombshell. >> they have three, beautiful children. a long marriage with a lovely wife who does not want to divorce him. she's indicated that in writing. >> reporter: could that be true? could the woman still wearing the scar of her husband's alleged crime on her face, actually want him back?
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nancy howard refused to answer any questions about her marriage. all we know for sure is she did file for divorce. and came to court to move forward with it. >> thankful that god has -- he has given me life. it's going to be a great future. >> reporter: along with the criminal problems and the marital problems, frank howard is now facing some professional ones. a defense contractor he once worked for has sued him. saying that he stole millions of their dollars from a contract in the middle east, all allegedly to finance his secret life. george? >> ryan, thank you very much. now, to the story behind the headline that caught our eye. tim tebow for president. not right now. he has a day job with the new york jets. but the prospect has sparked a lot of buzz. and dan harris is here to tell us all about it. >> as the host of "this week with george stephanopoulos," isn't this big political news?
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>> tim, you can have a slot any time you want on a sunday, any time you want to come on. >> we should have ran the "your voice, your vote" animations. with all of the hand-wringing of mitt romney and president obama having low approval ratings, some are saying that tim tebow could someday be, to use a loaded term, a political savior. if he runs, he could be a strong candidate literally and figuratively, as illustrated in this behind-the-scenes video, shot by "vogue" magazine, for an article that hits newsstands next week. in it, tebow makes clear, he's already looking past his football career. there's a lot of goals and ambitions that i have things i want to accomplish. who knows? it could be politics one day. >> at the end of the day, i would define success as your ability to influence others in a positive way. people will forget championships or trophies or awards. >> reporter: tebow made similar noises about a political career in an interview with abc's sister network, espn. i haven't ruled it out, he said.
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granted, this potential political career is all theoretical right now. but let's just game out how viable he could actually be. sure, he's controversial, with his open displays of religiosity, rubbing some people the wrong way. >> buddy, leave some room for the holy ghost, okay? but he's also known for come-from-behind victories that have fans clamoring. >> he has bill clinton-type charisma, to me. he completely connects to whoever he's talking to. >> reporter: as of yet, there's no first lady on the scenes. the 25-year-old insists he's staying a virgin until marriage. he did tell "vogue" what he looks for in a woman. obviously looks play a big part. being attractive to someone plays a big part. but it's also so much more than that for me.
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it's finding someone sweet and kind, and has a service heart. maybe tebow will run for vice president, instead. as a member of the new york jets, he has shown a willingness to play second fiddle to starting quarterback mark sanchez. quote, it's not fake. i can honestly say i'm rooting for him to do his best. just a few more details on what tebow is looking for in a wife because the female staffers here at "gma" have asked me. he says his mom and his two sisters have set an incredibly high bar. here's the quote. it's about finding a girl who likes me for me. >> all right, tim. >> blonde? brunette? tall? short? >> those details weren't included. >> do more digging. >> i will. >> i was doing the math here. he has plenty of time to find a wife. he can't run for president until 2024. >> there we go. >> he hasn't declared a political party. he has a lot to think about. >> he hasn't ruled it out. hey, sam. >> i'm so glad he's got the best strategy team in politics right
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here at the table to work it out for him. amazing. one-stop shopping. let's show you what's going on on the board. we're going to show you one of the few places getting rain on the board today. generally, it's pretty quiet. but not here. there's a gorgeous shot from miami, wplg. i am in miami a lot. i can't watch anybody but them. i think they're the best in town at getting the information around. they have that gorgeous shot looking across biscayne bay there. yesterday, when the storms resulted, they had gusty winds, about 50-mile-per-hour winds. that will happen again today, this afternoon. the front's not going anywhere. and the next 24 hours, 2 to 3 inches of rain. but mostly purple across, which is one to two inches of rain there. it's october-like air mass. look at the temperatures. by the time you see 30s for morning low this is time of
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at we're back at 7:43, with new troubles for lindsay lohan. the hollywood star allegedly th leaving the scene of an leaving the scene ting ant, after hitting a pedestrian while driving a orsche late at night in downtown manhattan. she has been arrested at least once before for dui. , the questionon now is, was she is, was shenfluence? abc's rob nelson has the story. > reporter: this morning, is her run-in with the law is being added to lindsay lohan's rap sheet. olice say thate say that as the actress was trying to park a riend's porsche suv on this a erground ramp about 12:30
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checked ofnesday, she clipped a n,-year-old man. one of the two in the car reportedly checked of the man. lohan, herself, went into a nearby nightclub, after reportedly exchanging words with ghe victim. when she returned two hours th ater, police were waiting. 2:30 incomes back about 2:30 in the morning, where she is arrested for leaving the scene. arre >> reporter: according to "the to york daily news," the victim daily uote, they drove off like it didn't matter. said, detectives say it's hard to tell ave not yetllance video whether lohan made contact with the man. police have not yet released that video. this photograph reportedly shows lohan at a slash concert earlier in the evening. it was posted on twitter. in the by the drummer of the opening t is . calling meantime, lohan's publicist is downplaying the episode, calling it much ado about nothing. still, it's another black eye
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dui the 26-year-old star, who seems to have become as well-known for her legal problems as for her movies. in march, a judge ended lindsay's probation for a dui onviction. and she is still under probation for a shoplifting conviction. police say they do not believe alcohol played a role in wednesday morning's incident. >> no breathalyzer test was given. twitter to chide alleged hit and run comes just days after lohan of er herwitter to chide amanda bynes, who has had her own fair share of mishaps, including a ui arrest and two hit and runs. >> after her arrest, lohan was cited and quickly released. she is due back in court october 23rd. show. we're still waiting for new york police to replace the surveillance tape. it's unclear what the tape will he w. and if the latest accusations have been exaggerated. match.the latest. >> the saga continues. >> i up,es. if tim tebow's looking, we may "play of the d have found a perfect match. and get him and lindsay together, aybe. >> i don't think so.
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here's "the play of the day." >> josh is sleeping in. our very special "play of the e y." day. mandisa's "good morning," keeps one of theirits up. it's important to do that on a day like today. we're going to one of the things she mentioned he loves was this smashup. we're going to cheer her up this morning. robin, this one's for you. >> george, sam, lara, josh, my "gma" family, my family at home. i love you. and i'll see you soon. >> wondertwin power. >> there we go. ♪ activate. ♪ i will go on ♪ tell me why ain't nothing but a heartache ♪ ♪ tel ♪ tell me why ain't nothing but mistake ♪ tell me why i never want to ♪ar you say ♪ ♪ i want it that way
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[ cheers and applause ] and look at all of the team robin signs out there in times square. they're making a difference this morning. you're listening to a song that robin wrote herself, along with india.arie. there she is with india.arie. she wrote that after her battle with breast cancer. it's on her playlist right now. and she's gaining so much strength from your thoughts and prayers and from the music. >> it means a lot. >> they are coming in from all over the world. and robin has one for all of you. she says, i feel the love. thank you. thank you. >> that's so nice. >> it is. josh is also off today.
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great to have elizabeth and amy here. >> great to be here. coming up in this half hour, the countdown to the emmys is on. jimmy kimmel is hosting television's biggest night. we'll ask him all about his cameo -- >> what, he's here in times jake? >> he's here. >> there he is in that viral video with jennifer aniston, playing one of her newborn sons. also, josh, sam and i had so much fun visiting the sets of some of those nominated shows. at least in the garden of our minds we did. that really weird dream i had, what you didn't see was how many takes it took to get it right. we have bloopers. like me trying to break into my best "downton abbey" voice. >> you guys were committed. seven hours, huh? >> here's a little sampling. >> i will not have strange -- stop it. ♪ >> you and your cane.
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>> and that was me pretending to drink. >> your inner julia child. >> that's exactly what it is. >> give us bon appetit? >> remember when robin did margaret thatcher? the pearls are nonnegotiable right now, robin. and look at katy perry right now. we're trying to figure out what she's up to right now. look at that picture. >> on top of the world. >> she's doing some soul-searching. we'll get to that in a little bit. but now, we'll turn to amy and the top stories. >> we begin with mitt romney and his new campaign strategy. in an effort to get past that leaked videotape, romney is beginning a more aggressive campaign schedule. that means more rallies and fewer fund-raisers. on univision, romney said his campaign is focused on helping 100% of americans. he said a permanent solution to illegal immigration is needed. but he offered no specifics. and on gay marriage, romney said individuals should be able to raise a family as they choose.
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a developing story overseas. violence breaking out as more than 1,000 people in pakistan's capital protest that anti-muslim movie produced in california. they're burning u.s. flags, clashing with police. officers are trying to keep them away from the u.s. embassy. the u.s. postal service has a new idea to stay afloat. it's cutting new deals with businesses to increase the amount of junk mail they send you. great. many cities are opposed, saying it will only fill landfills and raise recycling costs. american airlines cancelling at least 300 more flights this week, because of a sharp increase in pilots sick calls. the bankrupt carrier and pilots union have been at odds over pay cuts and rules changes. and overusing pacifiers could have long-term effects on your baby's emotional help. the pacifier prevents babies from copying facial expressions. which is a key skill in learning
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emotional cues. however, this is the interesting part. they found the troubling connection only among boys, not girls. and a major surprise at a military base in afghanistan. a soldier in the british army has given birth. it's believed to be the first case of a soldier having a baby on the front lines. the military doesn't allow pregnant women to serve in war. but new mom -- this new mom says she didn't know she was pregnant. both mom and baby are doing well this morning. now, diane sawyer with a preview of tonight's "world news." diane? >> good morning, amy. good morning, everyone at "gma." tonight, you're going to meet some of the companies powering up "made in america." because of them, millions of new american jobs could be on the way. we're going to tell you what they are making and where. it is a big "made in america" night. we'll see you then. >> we'll be watching, diane. thank you. you heard of wearing your heart on your sleeve. well, an englishman wore it on his van, which he parked near a busy intersection. you see he is apologizing to his girlfriend for being a fool and
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an idiot. he begged her to come back. even asking her to marry him. no word yet if she accepted. we're going to keep you posted. >> what did he do? >> what do you think he did that was so awful? >> i don't know. >> i'm a fool and an idiot. >> and get a second van with the will you marry me? wait a day. and do another van. >> on your knee. >> that's a problem. this poor guy puts it all out there. and you want him to do it on two vance. like it's not enough. i'm sorry means i'm sorry. it's enough. >> and then, marry you? >> we're going to have to follow up on this one. >> we'll have to check back. "pop news." good morning to you. comedian, actor, and now tech master. ricky gervais has developed a new app. and we think sam champion deserves some of the credit. >> i think we may have vote tampering. >> i'm just saying. i'm just saying. i'm just saying, before the kids need to nap, that's a great
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thing to do. it's a nice looking jacket. just saying. >> i'm just saying that the app, sam, is called, just saying. >> no! >> it's a new way to communicate on twitter and facebook, using your voice. users can create voice messages and share them with one person or a whole group. while testing it, gervais says he realized he hates his voice, saying -- in my head, i sound so much more erudite and inarticulate. thank you for bringing that to america and the world. frankly. just saying. big news for one of our favorite tv dads. jesse tyler ferguson is engaged. he popped the question on the website, for the tie the knot foundation. it supports the fight for marriage equality. they're helping raise money for the cause by selling bow ties. ferguson could have more big news coming. he is nominated for an emmy for best supporting actor in a
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comedy. he has tough competition. his co-stars, eric stonestreet, ed o'neill and ty burrell from "modern family." all nominated in in same category. >> are we going to talk about "modern family" next week? just these guys? >> a side conversation. >> yes. speaking of -- "fifty shades of grey" in the news again. things have been heating up in the bedroom. and now, in the kitchen. another very important book in the works. it's called "fifty shades of chicken," a cookbook, inspired by the literary giant, "fifty shades of grey." the book written anonymously about a author named s.l. fowler. a leg went up while tying up a christen for roasting.
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it's so disturbing i can't stand it. we thought the recipes were a little racy for morning tv. i didn't. but the producers did. the cookbook hits shelves november 13th. buying that? no? george, you were just on amazon. don't lie. >> if you buy that for your wife, you're in big trouble. >> true. also, a real-life cat burglar has been caught red-pawed. dennis the cat, also known as dennis the menace, has been on an 18-month crime spree, swiping everything from a towel, to boxer shorts, to a dog chew and kids' toys. come on, dennis, keep it together. dennis stole a woman's sandal from a neighbor's garden. and then, had the audacity to go back and grab the other one a week later. neighbors know to go to dennis' house when something goes missing. his owner has two large boxes with all of his loot. you can't call it lost and found. it's more stolen and returned. and that's "pop news." >> what does he do with all of that stuff? >> he just helps himself. how about some weather? >> good morning, everybody.
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a lot of team robin signs out here. hey, let's start down there and give a big, long sweep of everybody. you guys come to join us every morning. you bring your t-shirts. you bring your signs. you come -- you came from where? >> toronto. >> we're glad you're here. we want to make sure you get on television, as long as you're here. let's get to the boards. we'll show you what's going on. how about where the heat stays today. most of it is from oklahoma city all the way west. when you get on the coastal areas of california, you have fog. look at the big, hot numbers staying there. in comes this big drip of cold air. what's that at the top of the screen? look at north dakota and northern minnesota. there's snowshowers tonight in
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>> happiest place on earth, right here. happiest place, times square. now, we're going back to -- >> lara. >> thank you. well done out there. here's a look at what's coming up on our "gma morning menu." katy perry, on top of the world, literally. is this superstar doing a little soul-searching? and katie couric is joining us live with a big exclusive. yeardley love's family speaking out for the first time. and wait until we show you the outtakes from my really weird, feverish, emmy dream. bloopers coming, on "good morning america" live from times square. a better routine for a
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[ cheers and applause ] we're back with katy perry's spectacular climb. the superstar is tweeting a mysterious photo of her on top of the world. but where did she snap it? and why? abc's cecilia vega has some answers for us this morning. >> reporter: she is known for kissing other girls. ♪ i kissed a girl and i liked it ♪ >> reporter: and hanging out with california girls. ♪ california girls are undeniable ♪ >> reporter: and just when it seemed like this superstar's career couldn't climb any higher, there's katy perry on top of the world. it is a photo she tweeted wednesday to more than 26 million followers, writing, i ate, i prayed, i climbed a volcano. sound vaguely familiar?
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>> i have not given myself two weeks of a breather to just deal with, you know, myself. i want to go some place where i can marvel. ♪ i'm wide awake >> reporter: perry is on an eat, pray, love journey of her own, from mountains to medication, tweeting all the way. on monday, she wrote getting some expletive out of my chakras. over the weekend, starting a day with a groupe meditate. breakfast of champions. and i can feel the phoenix rising. ♪ i want to drive away >> reporter: why so much soul-searching for a 27-year-old? to start, there was that high-profile divorce from russell brand. what a year it has been. so much of it chronicled in perry's movie, "part of me." ♪ this is a part of me >> reporter: now, this daughter of evangelical parents are on a spiritual quest that others have taken, too. perry tells "elle" magazine, she
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has crystals and a mantra. she's not saying what it is. i can't tell you that. i wish i could. it's really good. it might be my last words. it might be part of my last dying breath. for "good morning america," cecilia vega, abc news, news. we go from katy perry to katie couric here. we're going to talk about something that's very close to your heart, stopping violence against young women. i know all of you at home may remember the story of yeardley love, the university student murdered by her former boyfriend. her mother and sister are speaking out for the first time, an interview that will be aired later on, on "katie." let's look back at the story. it was the murder that shocked the nation. yeardley love, the 22-year-old lacrosse player at uva. she was described by friends as passionate and kind-hearted. almost immediately police honed in on her boyfriend and fellow
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lacrosse player, george huguely. he said he went through the apartment. >> and shook love, hitting her head repeatedly on the wall. prosecutors accused hughley of killing love in a drunken rage. and jurors agreed. in court, her mother, sharon, broke down in tears. sometimes you think you can bear it and do something positive, she says. some days, it's unbearable. it never goes away. of course, it doesn't. and katie is here with us now. and i know when you first got this show, this was a story you wanted to do from the start. >> yeah, you know, i was very drawn to this story. i graduated from the university of virginia. and it's such an idyllic place. idyllic place, it seemed unthinkable, george, something like this could have happened there. yeardley was about to graduate. young, vibrant, lacrosse player, everything to look forward to. i have two daughters. dating violence is something that has always concerned me and interested me because people
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really don't realize how often it happens. >> yeardley's mom and her sister had been so quiet since this first happened, which is completely understandable. but why do they want to speak out now? >> i think i had developed a relationship with sharon and lexie. and i had won their trust. and i think they're trying to do something positive, as you heard sharon said. some days, it's unbearable. you try to make something good happen from this. but you know, they formed this foundation, called the one love foundation, where they're trying to educate other young women about the dangers of dating violence. and i think they decided to use this platform to try to do that. >> and we're going to see the whole interview later today on "katie." but let's look at the clip where you talked to sharon at that moment where she learned what happened. >> the police came to my door. and i could not figure out why there was a policeman at my door. i thought maybe my dog had been barking and disturbing the neighbors. it made no sense to me why a
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policeman would be there. and he came in. and asked me, if i was yeardley's mother. and kind of just a blur from that point on. i guess, i just didn't believe it for quite a while after i heard. >> what did he say to you? >> he said that they had found yeardley. he didn't use -- there was no word of murder or whatever at the time that she was dead in her apartment. and i think that's what he said. i'm not even sure what he said. when he asked me if i was yeardley's mother, i realized something horrible had happened. and i think i shut down. >> they're such lovely people, george. sharon's wonderful. lexie's getting married at the end of the month. and yeardley would have been her maid of honor. and sharon's husband and yeardley and lexie's dad, john,
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died of prostate cancer in 2003. they called themselves the three muss ket musketeers. we're trying to use the story to educate people about the dangers of dating violence because it is a serious problem. >> one of three college women. >> one of three college women say they've been in abusive relationship. one in ten high school students say they've been physically hurt by a boy or a girl. and there's warnings signs. we have an expert from johns hopkins who is working with the one love foundation. they have an app that's a risk assessment app, that can be found on and it shows if a relationship can turn violence or lethal. >> and a lot of stars coming forward. >> next week, barbra streisand. demi lovato. chelsea handler. a lot of great, established and
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scary women. not really. powerful. maybe that scares you, george. >> not at all. i have a powerful wife. let's go outside to lara. >> "katie" in the afternoon, don't miss it. >> never would. >> all right. >> shall we? >> we asked jimmy kimmel to join us and not say anything. jimmy, don't speak. >> you look gorgeous in your tuxedo. >> now, it's time for "gma's" party at the emmys. so many great tv shows hoping to go home with an award this year. >> and such a treat for us to step into some of the roles of the nominees, sort of. here's a look at our acting debut. >> how badly. ♪ un, deux, trois, quatre >> reporter: to create our emmy dream, josh and i needed to go a little mad. ♪ zou bisou bisou
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>> reporter: then, sam and josh went all medieval on us, to channel the hit, "game of thrones." >> you have a dragon on your shoulder. >> i'm just saying. i make this look real and pretty fab. you're giving me some bad rinse over there. oh. >> reporter: next, i found my inner countess for "downton abbey." >> clawing their way around my house. >> reporter: and josh, wtf, why the face? reliving this modern family moment. note we're all in this together yes, we are ♪ ♪ we'll start something you know it ♪ >> i want to see the whole one. >> josh gets huge points for doing the "high school musical" dance. what you didn't see because i know we made it look really easy. i'm sure you're wondering why we're not professional actors. but it wasn't easy for any of us
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to do these scenes. and we have the footage to prove it. and we're going to show it to you now. here's some of our behind-the-scene-bloopers. jimmy, are you game? >> is it possible to play the actual song in my ear? oh, wow. stumped the panel there. okay. ♪ ♪ i'm bringing sexy back >> get out of here. forget about it. >> that's what this is all about, people. you're going to do it, do it. >> not queen, not earl, not duke. >> i'm british. i will not have strange moves. stop it.
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>> prepare to soar highest -- ♪ zou bisou bisou >> i know why they separated us. if the three would have done that together, it would have taken all day. >> even though we did do well, that's our homage to the terrific actors and shows that are nominated for this year's emmys. really great shows. and we apologize to "mad men," "game of thrones" and "downton abbey." if you missed it, go find the video on our website, coming up, richie samsambor here. and also, jimmy kimmel.
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new this morning oakland police investigating a shooting that injured a boy sleeping at home. the 11-year-old was one of nine family members inside a home that was sprayed by gunfire. one of the 15 bullets went through the walls and hit the boy in the chest. police are trying to determine a motive. oakland police investigating a separate shooting near mills college. three women in radar were injured by fun fire last -- women in a car were injured by gunfire last night. several areas of problems, southbound 680 near pacheco multi-car accident. north 101 near university "sig alert" lifted still slow. northbound and southbound 880,
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accident median both sides of the freeway very, very slow past to the coliseum. >> we'll check in with
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beautiful sunshine already over the bay keep our fingers crossed it is like this tomorrow morning for the space shuttle. quarter mile visibility novato and santa rosa will last another hour. cooler than average by five degrees in livermore to 10 and
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11 around redwood city and san jose, 70s inland ♪ we're watching richie sambora here in times square. one of the founding members of bon jovi. a new solo record out. first one in 14 years. can't wait to hear just a little bit from richie sambora just ahead. good morning, america. and good morning to this crowd in times square. >> wow. >> elizabeth and amy is in today. josh is off. big day for robin today. >> getting a transplant today. send her some tweets.
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she would love to hear from you. coming up this half hour, jimmy kimmel is looking a bit thin, don't you think? we're going to hear from him, the real jimmy kimmel, not the fake one over your shoulder, george. as jimmy gets ready to host the emmys this weekend. we're going to find out all about his cameo appearance with jennifer aniston. see? yeah. the cutouts are ten pounds lighter. we're going to get more of him in that jennifer aniston video. one of her newborns. >> real funny stuff. and real stars in times square. kerry washington's here this morning. >> she's so pretty. >> you think the headlines have messy stories. kerry washington cleans up the big messes in her new series, "scandal." it's the new season starting. >> yeah. >> that's right. >> a week from today. >> okay. >> last year, we had a shortened season. and i'm pumped, it's so good.
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and no scandal here. but lots of fun we've been having. getting ready for the big emmy red carpet. josh and i are so blessed to be co-hosting the emmys preshow, with chris harrison from ""the bachelor," and clint kelly, from "the chew." and what are you going to wear? lots of you are enter it. we've gotten thousands of votes. >> i like all three. >> for the dresses. i liked all three. and thanks to joe z from "elle" magazine. only 15% of you went for the -- this is probably the most couture of the dresses. and i'm not upset because i couldn't walk in it. that's a true piece of art. this one, i really love. i'm not saying you need to vote for it. but feel free to vote for this one, everybody. and this one -- >> this one is really wow. >> this is the one that
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everybody seems to love. and i'm going to wear whatever you choose. >> you have the angelina jolie pose in it. >> the vote isn't over yet. go to on yahoo! cast your votes. voting ends tomorrow. i promise, i'm going to work it. whatever you ask me to wear, i'm going to do it. and josh is going to wear whatever socks you vote for him to wear. >> what's winning there? should i ask. >> i believe stripes are in the lead. but i want the red. >> i'm practicing for the leg to be co-hosting with me. it looks like it's going to be -- all of the fun on the red carpet doesn't stop there. the show itself, which is going to be great. hosted by jimmy kimmel. lots going on for jimmy. he's getting carried. congratulations to you, jimmy. oh. he's looming. we also found out -- this is big news, that jimmy is actually jennifer aniston's son.
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in a hilarious parody for smartwater. it's a new ad. and he's doing the emmy awards show. and nick watt captured him for a moment to chat about it all. >> reporter: not only is jimmy kimmel hosting the emmys sunday night, he's nominated. if you lose, if you lose, jimmy. the camera's going to be on you for the rest of the show and you're burning up inside. >> if i lose, i'm going to throw a tantrum, the likes of which you've never seen on television before. >> reporter: catering and swag for the post-awards ball is about the only thing kimmel hasn't stuck his oar in. >> you want some? >> reporter: you think i'm a monster? he's e-mailing producers in the middle of the night. there's whispers, jimmy, you've been overly involved in every aspect. >> really? >> reporter: a lot of people are a bit -- >> i'm bossy. i don't know what i want to say. i'm the executive producer of my show. i'm used to being in charge. and sometimes it's hard for me to kind of back away from that.
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>> reporter: since jimmy calls all of the shots around here, and he and i are best buddies now, i got a second-row seat. ladies? this morning, when you were rolling out the red carpet, i thought you were going to turn an ankle. >> that was dangerous. what if oprah was hosting the show? would they have her kicking a red carpet for it? i don't think so. >> reporter: audi. >> like the belly button. >> reporter: this is the audi-sponsored green room. >> going to see the guys from "downton abbey" going to be making out with sofia vergara. >> you would like that. you're one of the few that knows what they're saying on "downton abbey." i'm an american. >> reporter: who are you pulling for sunday night? >> as host, i like to remain moue tral. but bryan cranston is my son's little league coach.
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>> reporter: you want to see him win? >> i do want to see him win. but i want to see me win. >> reporter: millions watching on tv. it will be a good warm-up for his biggest day. when it comes down for your wedding speech, it's going to be a piece of cake, right? >> it's funny. i'll be nervous about that, too. my fiance is the head writer on the show. i'm hoping she will write my vows for me. >> reporter: back to the green room tour. >> this table is where we keep betty white's teeth. >> reporter: that's cruel. >> is that all? >> reporter: you said you didn't want to be nasty to people. >> i'm glad we had this conversation. now, i know not to say that in the broadcast. ♪ >> reporter: sunday night, he won't pull a ricky gervais golden globes shtick. >> everybody asks me if i'm going to do it like him. and if i say i'm not, i look like some sort of coward. >> what's with all of the divorces? what's going on? >> this is a different environment.
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the golden globes are a fake award, decided by foreign bike messengers who come here. this is a real award. these are the emmy awards. mom, can i go swimming? >> reporter: and this is jimmy kimmel playing a small child, in jennifer aniston's sensationally viral water commercial. why did you do that? >> i was having dinner with jennifer aniston. and she asked me if i would do it. i said okay. when you have a few drinks in you, you'll agree to almost anything. >> reporter: no repeat of the pajamas from the nominations. are you tying your own tux? >> no. >> reporter: really? >> my mom's going to do that for me. >> reporter: for "good morning america," nick watt, abc news, los angeles. >> terrific job, by nick watt. and of course, jimmy kimmel. the emmys red carpet live is a big special, sunday, 7:00, 4:00 pacific. and jimmy with the 64th annual primetime emmy awards.
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and join us monday for our big "gma" emmys after-party. exclusive interviews with the winners. that's a big day. today is a really big day for our robin roberts. right, sam? >> it is a day that we see that bone marrow transplant happen. a lot of people that get that transplant call it a birthday. we've been sending out positive thoughts to robin. this morning, we want to tell her that team robin is going strong and rooting hard for her right here in times square. we've been listening to a lot of your favorite songs. one of them, right here. a longtime friend, martina mcbride, rearranged her tour to perform the song "i'm going to love you through it." robin was also in martina's music video for that song. we want to say, robin, all of us in times square are going to what? love you through it. >> team robin. now, let's do some weather. that was hard. let's get to the boards. one or two things going on this
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morning we want to talk about. we'll start with the twitter and facebook pictures. whitney beach, florida. gorgeous sun rises and sunsets. it's almost time to look for fall color. we have higher elevations showing. if you see leaves starting to change because it's been a dry season, send us those pictures. here's where the cold air goes. we're dropping down into the 30s in minneapolis. boston, in the 40s. new york city, in the 40s, as well. realize, this cold air is making a real push and prepare for it. it's a chilly couple of days. there's the big board. >> all of america's weather was brought to you by citibank. lara? >> robin, we love you.
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coming up, we have kerry washington with us for the new sneak
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we are back, now, with the stunning kerry washington. she's the star of the abc hit show, "scandal." she plays olivia pope, a crisis manager, who handles all of washington's dirtiest secrets. season two begins next thursday. and we have a preview. take a look. >> congressman, do you have enemies? anyone who would want to catch you doing something improper? >> when you found out someone, republican, democrat, was illegally recording you in your office, you didn't go to security or capitol police? you came to me. did you take a bribe in this office? >> i don't take bribes? >> fund raise on government property? >> of course, not. i don't break the law. >> we're sure you don't.
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but yet, we're here. if you didn't break the law, what did you do? >> what a juicy role. kerry washington joins us here in times square. good to see you this morning. >> it's great to be here. >> you don't get advanced scripts. you have no idea all of the twist and turns. >> people watch the show. and we're usually interacting on twitter with our fans as they watch the show. and we can see how shocked they are. that's how we feel when we read the script. we totally identify. we're always going, what? are you kidding me? that's crazy. >> it seems like everybody in this cast has a secret. yours is your secret affair with the president of the united states. >> a pretend one on the show. >> pretend one, exactly. what is that like, working around that mine field of unknown? >> it's really fun. our entire cast and crew, we love the material. we love each other so much. it's created a real bond because a lot of our crew members, they've been working in television for 20 years. and they say to me, we haven't
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read scripts for a tv show we worked on forever. but the material is so exciting, everybody's really invested. >> are you surprised at the hit it's become? >> i'm grateful. i'm really grateful. our fans, i feel so indebted because it's because you guys watch the show that we even get to have a second season. >> well, while you're having an affair with the president on television, in fiction land, in real life, you're campaigning for president obama. is that your first foray into politics? >> i was on the campaign trail in 2008. i've been on the president's council for arts and humanities. >> and spoke at the democratic national convention. were you nervous? >> i think more than anything, i was honored. there's so much at stake in this election. i was honored. when i speak out, i don't speak out as an celebrity. i speak out as an american. we're so lucky to we have freedom to express our views.
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that's why i participate. i feel grateful that other people sacrificed. >> and you're up for the emmys this weekend. >> i am. >> i'm doing my own private version of what lara's doing. my friends and family, my glam squad were all voting between a couple dresses. i haven't totally decided. but i have pretty good options. >> i'm sure you'll be stunning no matter what you wear. kerry washington, good luck. the new season of "scandal" a week from tonight. >> it's exciting. >> we'll be tuned in for the show. >> thank you. >> thanks so much. and coming up, from bon jovi to flying solo, richie sambora performs live. we say good luck, robin. we love you. ♪
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♪ everybody outside on team robin.
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and here, the newest member of team robin, richie sambora. had so much success with bon jovi. "aftermath of the lowdown," his third album, just released. >> good luck, robin. we love you. >> we do. i love the title of this album. "aftermath of the lowdown." what is that? >> i think from the east coast, if you give somebody the lowdown. >> the truth. >> and after that, there's an aftermath. it's either good or bad. for me, i mean, writing these songs, probably a bit about my life. the songs were the aftermath. and the lowdown was the songs. >> let's hear one of the songs. "every road leads home to you." >> you got it, bro. ♪ i got your picture on my phone your voice in my head ♪ ♪ i'm lying here alone
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restless in a faraway bed ♪ ♪ the stars are falling down and i'm a half a world away ♪ ♪ i'm just trying to close the distance ♪ ♪ to feel each breath you take ♪ ♪ when the bridge is burning and i'm losing my faith ♪ ♪ and i'm trying to find my way towards the truth ♪ ♪ like a wild arrow flying and i'm blindly running ♪ ♪ from everything i thought i knew ♪ ♪ every road leads home to you ♪ ♪ home to you ♪ so, you got me to believe made me turn on a dime ♪ ♪ the writing on the wall right in front of me ♪ ♪ every song
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every rhyme ♪ ♪ but i don't need a thousand words ♪ ♪ i need you safe in my arms ♪ ♪ i'll be standing strong i'll keep holding on ♪ ♪ when life tries tearing us apart ♪ ♪ when the bridge is burning and i'm losing my faith ♪ ♪ and i'm trying to find my way towards the truth ♪ ♪ like a wild arrow flying and i'm blindly running ♪ ♪ from everything i thought i knew ♪ ♪ no, i ain't regretting just how lost i'm getting ♪ ♪ or the red lights i've been blowing through ♪ ♪ my foot will find the pedal as i'm counting the lines ♪ ♪ every road leads home to you every road leads home to you ♪ ♪ home
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♪ the road still leads me home to you ♪ ♪ sometimes i don't see the signs ♪ ♪ the headlights make me blind ♪ ♪ the road still leads me home to you ♪ ♪ when the bridge is burning and i'm losing my faith ♪ ♪ and i'm trying to find my way towards the truth ♪ ♪ like a wild arrow flying and i'm blindly running ♪ ♪ from everything i thought i knew ♪ ♪ no, i ain't regretting just how lost i'm getting ♪ ♪ or the red lights i've been blowing through ♪ ♪ my foot will find the pedal as i'm counting the lines ♪ ♪ every road leads home to you every road leads home to you ♪
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♪ home to you ♪ every road leads home to you ♪ ♪ every road leads home to you ♪ [ cheers and applause ] hello?
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good morning. palo alto police searching for a man they suspect of assaulting three women the latest indent happened yesterday morning. police posted fliers at a park with sketches of the suspect they believe it is the same person who groped two other women in the city. >> good morning. a lot of sun, a few clouds from time to time especially coast upper 50s to near 60, 70s inland. fog in the north bay, partly cloudy tomorrow for the shuttle viewing. warmest days tomorrow and saturday. major delays behind the bay bridge toll, 580, 880 and 80 west heading into the maze with extreme back-ups there. rough commute southbound 680 near pacheco. earlier accident 101 near university starting to recover. a tough

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ABC September 20, 2012 7:00am-9:00am PDT

News/Business. George Stephanopoulos, Robin Roberts, Josh Elliott. (2012) Kerry Washington; host Jimmy Kimmel previews the Emmys; Dr. Pamela Peeke; Richie Sambora. New. (CC)

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